I think veganism can be talked about under 3 broad topics: health, environment and ethical treatment of animals.
For me, diet was the driver behind my initial transition to veganism. I’ve talked about my health before on my blog, and so my interest and awareness of veganism grew from food. I started to watch vegan food channels, and found more and more inspirational vegan bloggers and so I gradually learnt more and more about this lifestyle.
As I began learning more about this topic I began to understand my wider impact and how veganism touches so many areas of life. I became hungry for information, and a huge source of inspiration for me was through the films and documentaries I watched.
They honestly blew my mind, and without these documentaries and films, I don’t think I would have fully understood or committed to this lifestyle.
These documentaries physically changed me as a person.
I was a carnivore before watching these documentaries, not a vegetarian. And within a 4 week period, I was fully vegan.
These films are fascinating, harrowing, heart breaking, enraging, educational, inspiring, moving, empowering and enlightening. And I would urge every human to watch each of them.
In order that I watched them:
- Forks over Knives
- The Best Speech You Will Ever Hear
- What The Health
It can be a huge mixture of emotions watching these films. And personally I found my new found knowledge a real challenge at first, and made me question everything I thought I knew about food and its origins.
The main reaction for me was wanting to tell everyone what I had learnt and to see that everyone can make a difference, no matter how small you feel.
The positive impact of these films for me has been enormous. I have never been happier, more fulfilled, healthier, excited by food and consciously aware of my impact on the earth. I am nourished and fulfilled and eating more than ever before.
Becoming vegan has been the single most life changing thing I have ever done. And it is the best decision I have ever made.
I hope these films inspire you as they did me!